Cedar Key Serenity: Amazing View, Kid Friendly! Heated Pool, Walk to Town!
You sent a message to this owner.
- Minimum stay:Contact owner
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Cedar Key condo description
Are you looking for a little Serenity in your next Gulf Coast, Florida vacation? This is the original Cedar Key Serenity! Our views of the Gulf are panoramic, our style is low-key, and we want you to kick back, get comfortable and most of all, have a great time!
Please note that we wish to speak directly with you - the guest. If you are required to register in order to view our emails - please call us at: 706-485-7586. We also have a website with more information about our vacation rental condos Tranquility and Serenity in Cedar Key. Please Google for us.
Serenity is a third floor* vacation rental condominium with one king bedroom, plus loft bedroom. The master (king) bedroom is next to a full bath. The loft bedroom has its own shower bath and a convertible sofa and child bed chair. Our vaulted ceiling offers incredible two-story views of Cedar Key's back channel and Waccasassa Bay. If you are a bird-watcher, you will be mesmerized by the variety of birds that feed and hang out just below your private balcony. Throw open the French doors in nice weather and feel the sea air and breezes gently relax your mind and body. Enjoy the sunrise palette across the sky with your morning coffee and the spectacular colors of the sunsets each evening. If Serenity is booked - please inquire about/Google our other condo Tranquility at VisitCedarKey.
(*Please note we have no elevator!)
Our Cedar Key condominium vacation rental is fully furnished and equipped for your convenience. Our goal is to bring you back again and again. Besides our fully-equipped kitchen and quality linens, our amenities include private high speed DSL so you can check out local menus and activities and can stream movies and music to suit your every mood.
(We offer private WiFi and hard-wired DSL. Use our PC - but if a computer is critical – please bring your own! Our condo complex has shared WiFi, but Serenity's connection is private so you are NOT competing with every gamer and movie download on one line.)
Free streaming movies via NetFlix and Roku provide plenty of entertainment and music options. Free long distance calling in the US and Canada is included.
We purchased and refurbished the condo in the summer 2005 - kitchenware was replaced. Living and dining areas were revamped in 2007 with fabulous ceramic tile - feels great on your bare feet after a hot summer day! 2009 upgrades include a new king size bed, new linens, new plush mattress, and small appliances. 2011 updates include laminate flooring in the bedrooms. 2012 updates include new linens, a new Covertible Sofa and a convertible chair bed in the loft bedroom/media room along with a new flatscreen TV for those times you just want to veg out in a comfortable spot.
Well-behaved dogs on flea and tick treatment may be accepted with owner permission. We prefer that you crate your dog when not in the condominium. Dogs are not allowed on the furniture.
Cedar Key is perfect for couples or family vacations. Park your car and walk to restaurants, galleries, boat rentals, shops, and the town marina. Most dining and shopping options on Dock Street are three blocks from Serenity. Golf cart rentals are also available if you would like to range a bit further. Cedar Key is part of Florida's Nature Coast--the feathered wildlife is abundant, the spring break party crowd is NOT. If you are looking for sugar-sand beaches, wild nightclubs, or singles bars don't come to Cedar Key--you won't find nightlife or long beaches here.
Our location insures no car noise from busy streets, no bar noise, just the sounds of birds, boats, and happy people fishing or playing in the pool. We're close enough to walk to Dock Street, but far enough away that you'll appreciate the serenity of the setting.
If you are looking to enjoy old Florida without 'the mouse'(sm), the plastic, or the crowds, come to Cedar Key and relax on the balcony and watch the birds and boats go by. You will not want to leave. Rent your vacation home ***from the owner*** - we can answer questions about specifics in Serenity and we happily provide recommendations and suggestions on how to make your trip to Cedar Key - your best vacation yet!
Cedar Key is surrounded by the Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuge - a refuge famous for its extensive colonies of nesting birds. Depending on the season you visit, you will see Roseate Spoonbills, White Pelicans, Dowitchers, Willets, Skimmers, Oystercatchers, Frigate Birds, Wood Storks, and many LBBs (little brown shorebirds, from plovers to sandpipers). Always resident are: Great Blue Herons, Little Blue Herons, Tricolors, Great Egrets, Osprey, Bald Eagles, and many others.
We hope you choose to stay with us in Serenity - our vacation rental condo in Cedar Key Florida. Talk directly to the owners - we love to help our guests plan their Cedar Key vacation by offering our unique perspective on visiting Cedar Key. And we are available to answer questions that only the owners know the answers to! (Yes, we update our calendar every night!)
Keywords: Cedar Key Vacation Rental, Condominium, Holiday Villa, Cedar Key Lodging, Cedar Key Rental, Vacation Rental Apartment, Gulf Home, Fabulous View, Private Balcony, Birdwatching, Private Fishing dock, Kid friendly lodging
- On floor 3
- 975 sq. ft.
- 4 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
Well-behaved dogs may be allowed - please inquire from owner. No cats please, owner is allergic. There is a walking area and baggies are provided for cleanup after your pet. Leashes are required on the property....moreless
- Children Welcome:
- Non Smoking Only:
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Alternative Lifestyle
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5
- King size beds (1) Plush King mattress!, Child Beds (1) This is a convertible chair that measures 32' wide x 76 inches long. It's great for kids, might not be comfortable for an adult., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Convertible sofa which opens into a small, but comfortable double (full) bed. Measures approx. 50' wide by 80' long. A great size for two kids or small adults or one large adult....moreless
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
Excellent collection of pots, pans, utensils. Yes, you can cook a full dinner here without hauling your own pots on vacation! Clam steamer, pasta pot, slow cooker... even mallets to crack your crab......moreless
- Cooking Utensils:
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Covered Parking:
- Parking Off Street:
- Living Room seats 5:
- Air Conditioning:
- Towels Provided:
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:
- Linens Provided:
- Cordless Phone, Ceiling Fans, Computer, DSL, WiFi, Cooking Utensils, Electric veggie chopper, toaster, crock-pot, Full Linens provided, George Foreman grill, Wallmount Hairdryers, Jacuzzi (shared), Charcoal Grill (shared), No Smoking inside, Private Fishing Dock/Boat Parking, Fish-Cleaning Station, Small Private Sunning/Wading Beach...moreless
- Satellite / Cable:
- Video Library:
- Music Library:
- Shared Hot Tub:
- DVD Player
- CD Player
- Computer Available:
- Broadband Access:
- Wireless Internet:
- Free Long Distance:
- Away From It All
Location & View
Overlooking Waccassassa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. Not Open Ocean. Look at the photos to see the view. Boating channel below condo - lots of picturesque boats go by. Birdwatching is awesome....moreless
- Deepsea Fishing
- Fly Fishing
- Pier Fishing
- Surf Fishing
- Bird Watching
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Eco Tourism
- Scenic Drives
- Cedar Key Vacations offer lots of rest and relaxation in a quaint, old Florida setting. Activities include birdwatching, photography, inshore & offshore fishing, Cedar Key Nature Photography, Birding, Artistic Pursuits, shopping, kayaking, paddle-boarding, canoes and paddling sports. Cedar Keys is a National Wildlife Refuge and is close to the Lower Suwanee National Refuge too. We love the laid-back, flip-flop community which has more golf-carts than cars. Come see us, you'll love it....moreless
ReviewsWrite a review
Short, but very sweet!
Short, but very sweet!
We had a wonderful time - it is a bird-watchers paradise! We saw roseate spoonbills, red-winged black birds, pelicans, osprey, great blue herons, and white egrets among many others. Our little ones were so proud to point out all the varieties. We even spotted a manatee in front of the dock. Aside from being so tastefully and comfortably decorated; we were amazed by the thought the owners had put into the details of the home. From the array of seasonings to the vast collection of CD/DVDs provided - the condo offered all the necessities that one could possibly need or want in a vacation home. Though it was difficult to leave the breathtaking view from the deck; we did get out to explore. We found the pool to be very clean and refreshing and the powder-sand beach area was great fun for the kids. The history of the island was fascinating and we spent some time downtown touring the shops and talking with the locals. We found a treasure of locally-crafted art work and some quality souvenirs for loved ones. The recommendations provided were quite helpful - it was amazing to discover how much was available for dining - everything from your typical burger joints to eclectic gourmet-style restaurants. During our brief stay we stopped at a fun little cafe for dessert and the Pickled Pelican for lunch, both located on Dock Street. Yes - it was a short visit; but we truly felt relaxed and renewed; exactly what you would want from a place called Serenity. We will be planning our next visit soon!
- Guest Jamie (Opelika, AL)
- Date of stay 04/18/13
- Review Submitted 04/23/13
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, tourists without a car, age 55+, pet owners, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway.
Owner response: Thank you so much Jamie for your kind words! Hope you'll come see us again soon and enjoy another CedarKeyVacation!
5 days at Serenity
5 days at Serenity
We had a lovely time at Serentity in Cedar Key. The condo is excellent, a real home from home and a really peaceful place to relax. The is everything you could need in the acomadatiom and the view form the balcony is amazing. We will be going back to Serenity next time we are in the US.
- Guest Jon (London )
- Date of stay 04/01/13
- Review Submitted 04/11/13
Recommended for: Sightseeing, romantic getaway, families with young children.
Owner response: Thank you so much for your kinds words and for letting other potential guests know about how much you enjoyed Serenity. We so enjoy sharing our home with others. Please come see us again! - Cindy
Just what we were looking for!
Just what we were looking for!
Had a great time with the kids! We spent a week at Serenity and have to say it was perfect. Very comfortable, well appointed unit, pool, dock, walking distance to everything, and FANTASTIC view! Almost dont want too many people to know about it. We brought a small wooden boat and kayak which was perfect for the kids (10&13) to explore the estuary on their own and for us all to get back and forth to Atsena Otie. Black Drum, Red Drum, Trout, Saltwater Cats. Only thing we missed was Sea Horse and Snake Keys (next time!). Bring some old tennis shoes for the oyster shells if you explore the estuary, bug spray for Atsena Otie if you hike to the old cemetery, and fishing poles for the dock. My son caught tons of saltwater cats, Redfish, and small sharks. Laid back, not crowded, beautiful area, plenty to do outside, historical.......right up our alley.
- Guest Chris (United States)
- Date of stay 06/11/12
- Review Submitted 06/21/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, adventure seekers, age 55+, families with teenagers, romantic getaway, families with young children.
Owner response: Thank you Chris! So glad you all enjoyed your stay and Serenity! We look forward to your next visit! - Best, Cindy
New Year's 2011
New Year's 2011
We have stayed at this property numerous times and have enjoyed each and every visit. Cedar Key is a very unique destination and Serenity is the perfect place to stay. This condo is very comfortable, well equipped, beautifully decorated, and has an amazing view!
- Guest Ellen (Atlanta Ga)
- Date of stay 12/28/10
- Review Submitted 01/03/11
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, age 55+, families with teenagers, pet owners, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway.
Owner response: Thank you Ellen! We love having you stay with us and sure appreciate your kind words! Happy New Year! - Cindy
Guest comment entered by owner
Don't want to leave!!! Just everything special and more. Our first full week away not vacating with family. Such a piece of heaven! Way better than Disney!
- Guest Janice, Mark, Benjamin
- Date of stay 04/17/10
- Review Submitted 04/17/10
We really enjoyed our stay at Serenity. The condo is beautiful and had everything we needed. We loved watching the sunrises and birds from the balcony. We even saw 2 dolphins playing in the water right in front of us. We enjoyed our trip to Manatee Springs Park and saw some manatees. The kayak trip through the maze of islands we see from the balcony was wonderful. The dining experience next door at Cedar Grove was a real treat. We loved Cedar Key and are looking forward to coming back next year. Lorraine and John Hicks
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 04/10/10
- Review Submitted 04/10/10
Owner response: Thank you so much for the great review! We're looking forward to seeing you again next Spring! - Cindy
Guest comment entered by owner
Happy New Year!Thanks a lot that we can stayed here! Coldest winter in FLorida. Chilly, but very nice. We enjoyed all, most the silence and the VIEW!
- Guest Markus Kayser
- Date of stay 01/05/10
- Review Submitted 01/05/10
Guest comment entered by owner
Just wanted to say thanks for a great weekend. Even though the weather did not cooperate with us, we had a relaxing time. Our niece really enjoyed her time here with us also. Thanks again and hope to come back!
- Guest Sam & Chedryl
- Date of stay 12/14/09
- Review Submitted 12/14/09
Fabulous! Far exceeded our expectation. From the balcony, the views are superb - we identified 37 species of birds all in a few days. Hard to tear ourselves away from the balcony views. Always a show going on as the tide goes out and comes in. Here's what we saw: Northern gannet Great Blue Heron Black crowned night herons Great egret White ibis Wood storks Brown pelicans Osprey Black Skimmer flock Bald eagle Double-crested cormorants Turkey vultures Yellow-rumped warblers Pair of palm warblers Belted king fisher Mockingbird Red-winged blackbird Phoebe House finch Louisiana (tri-colored) heron Common grackles Boat-tailed grackles Dunlins Willets Piping plovers Semi-palmated sandpipers Black tern (winter plumage) Herring gulls Bonaparte's gulls Ring-billed gulls Rock dove Ringed turtle dove Common Ground dove Forster's tern Solitary sandpiper Thanks for a wonderful Thanksgiving here in Cedar Key. We ate Tony's clam chowder 3 nights - including Thanksgiving Dinner! Also liked the Crab Bisque soup next door at Island Room in Cedar Cove. The Banana pudding bites dessert at Tony's was outstanding! Yum. Thanks, Cindy and John. --Mike and Martie Anderson, Kalamazoo, MI Thanksgiving 2009
- Guest Mike and Martie Anderson (Kalamazoo, MI)
- Date of stay 11/25/09
- Review Submitted 11/25/09
Owner response: You're very welcome! And thank you for staying with us. Come back soon!
Guest comment entered by owner
What a fabulous weekend! My boyfriend brought me here for my 26th birthday and I'm in love! This hidden gem is amazing. We love how close and easy the boat launching area was. We had much success in our fishing adventures. What we loved the most was hanging out on the balcony and around the condo. We have so many great photos. We will definitely come back to Cedar Key soon. John and Cindy, thank you for sharing your Serenity!
- Guest Nina, Eric, and Cricket
- Date of stay 11/09/09
- Review Submitted 11/09/09
Rates are current thru 05/01/14 $130-160/weeknight, $150-160/weekend, $800-900/week (2 night min off-season) Talk directly with owner of property to answer your amenity questions!! Feb-April usually requires a min 4 nights rental. Holidays/Festivals: Reserve within 2 weeks of date - 3 night minimum @ $160/night Holidays/Festivals: Greater than 3 weeks of date - 4 night minimum @ $160/night Rates & Requirements are subject to change, please confirm. FL Tax not included. Please see our website for more info! No cleaning fees.
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
Always make sure to call the number on the listing to confirm payment details. Only pay using credit card, PayPal, check or direct bank transfer. NEVER pay by cash or instant money transfer services such as Western Union or MoneyGram. Learn more
Don't forget your vacation protection! Get protected now
- Nearest Airport: Gainesville at 60 Miles
- Nearest Motorway: Hwy. 24 at 0.25 Miles
- Nearest Beach: in complex at 0.02 Miles
- Nearest Barpub: Black Dog Bar and Tables at 0.3 Miles
- Nearest Golf: Chiefland Country Club at 30 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: Steamers at 0.3 Miles
Year Purchased: 2005
About the owner: We are '50/60 somethings' new media professionals living in middle Georgia. We love the community of Cedar Key, Florida. Vacationing in comfort with Internet access is a requirement. Don't leave home without it! :-)
Why the Owner Chose Cedar Key:
We started visiting Cedar Key in 1997. An obscure reference to Cedar Key online doing a web search piqued our curiosity and we headed down for a long weekend and fell in love with Cedar Key (and each other!). Cindy used to spend her off season escapes on the Cape or on the Maine coast. After moving to GA, she couldn't find anything that had the old New England funky seaside town feel - where it didn't matter if you dressed for dinner, where there weren't any silly requirements for what shade of blue you could paint on a sign, and where birdwatching was just something you did as a matter of course. Cedar Key met all those requirements and more. No chain stores, lots of 'gone fishing' signs in windows of businesses, restaurants with really good food. We looked for a place to love, found our spot and waited five years for our first condo to be built. We had the pick of the sites. We 'did good' ;- on choosing which unit so we'd have an excellent view. Now more than 15 years later, Cedar Key is still our favorite place to escape. We still spend most of our Cedar Key time hanging out on our balcony in Tranquility or Serenity or the fishing dock watching the world go by. And we love renting the condos out to folks and sharing our passion - Cedar Key, Florida.
The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
Renting directly from the owner provides vacationers with the opportunity to ask direct questions like - do you have a hairdryer? Does your toaster do bagels? Do you have a private WiFi account? Can I make calls back to Canada? (Yes! Free long distance in US and Canada!) And of course, we love to help our guests plan their trips to Cedar Key from the quick weekend escape to a long stay for snowbirds. Let us help you enjoy Cedar Key! We regularly talk with guests to offer as much (or little information) to help them enjoy their vacation. Our roster of 'regulars' makes us feel pretty good that we're successful at being good hosts of Cedar Key Vacation Rentals.
- Primary: (706) 485-7586 (Georgia, USA)
Welcome! Sunset colors from Serenity's balcony 5/12 - Cedar Key Vacation Rental
View from Cedar Key FL Serenity's balcony a VRBO Condo - smell that salt air!
View of Serenity's Living Room, Balcony and Cedar Key beyond.
Gourmet cooking & dining for four in our Cedar Key Florida Rental Apartment
Serenity's master bedroom has a king bed with plush mattress and luxury linens.
View of living area and balcony in Cedar Key Serenity from loft bedroom.
Private beach at our condo complex -Serenity - Cedar Key FL Vacation Lodging.
Ibis, egrets, herons in the mangroves behind Serenity in Cedar Key, Florida
Sunset over Cedar Key Dock St. Walk to dining and bars from Serenity - 3 blocks!
Magnificent Frigate Birds seen on Seahorse Key at Cedar Keys NWR FL. Amazing!
View of the NW sky at sunset from Cedar Key FL Serenity's balcony May '12
Living room & view from our Cedar Key FLA balcony Serenity's Gulf Views
Good morning! Serenity in Cedar Key Florida catches the dawn light!
View of Cedar Key FL vacation condo from balcony french doors
Cedar Key VR: Serenity seats four + 2 stools for wonderful gourmet meals.
Serenity's loft bedroom - view of skylight in hallway.
Serenity's Loft:Convertible sofa (double bed) and Convertible Chair (twin)
Newly refurbished pool! - Cedar Key FL VR - jacuzzi too! Boat cleaning available
City Park and Beach is less than a block walk from Serenity in Cedar Key, FL
View of the city of Cedar Key FL from town beach. Walk to town from Serenity.
Boys fishing from private dock at Serenity in Cedar Key, FL
Fishing Charter Captain from Saltwater Assassin cleans fish outside of Serenity
View of Cedar Key from the Gulf of Mexico - boat rentals are available! Ask us!
There have been visitors to this page since the counter was last reset in .
This listing was first published here in 2005.
Date last modified - Monday, December 09, 2013
2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
Always make sure to call the number on the listing to confirm payment details. Only pay using credit card, PayPal, check, or direct bank transfer. Learn More
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations.
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.